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The Mountains

May 07, 2012

Hello, English Muse readers! This is Hannah B. once again from Secrets of a Belle. With warm weather in full swing here in the South, I thought I’d share a little piece of what I love about living where I do: the mountains! There is nothing better this time of year than taking an afternoon, driving up in the mountains a little bit and sticking your feet in a river. I thought I’d share 2 things in particular that have been in the back of my mind. The first is one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson and the second is a song that people always seemed to be singing around the house when I was growing up (sung here by Laurel & Hardy!).

{Just a little background: the song is about a book that was written where my dad grew up called The Trail of the Lonesome Pine and is actually an outdoor drama there every summer.}

There’s something reassuring about knowing that you are just a small piece in the huge play of creation, that the mountains have been here for years before you and will remain for years after, and that, in today’s age of constant engagement and white noise, there’s still places you can go to get quiet and feel overwhelmed by the nature around you. Do you have places like that where you live?

Until next week, find me on Twitter!
xo~ Hannah B. 

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Hello, lovelies!

It’s Hannah B. from Secrets of a Belle. I’ll be with you on Mondays for the next little bit to give y’all a little something to get your week off on the right foot. Today I thought I’d share a couple of April things that have been floating around my brain for the past week.

You know that saying “April showers bring May flowers?” Well, I love the April showers. I love opening the windows, when there’s just a little nip in the air, and listening to a Spring storm roll in. I love the promise that after going through something a little rough, there will be something beautiful on the other end. So here’s to April Showers!

Also, in true Tina-style, this week I’m going to be reading some Langston Hughes.
What about you?

Until next week, be sure to say hello on Twitter!
xo* ~Hannah B.

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